[Marxism] Basque unions call for solidarity after arrest of leaders
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Fri Oct 16 10:04:06 MDT 2009
MAJORITY OF BASQUE TRADE UNIONS CALL NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ARRESTS
CALL FOR URGENT SOLIDARITY WITH THE BASQUE TRADE UNION L.A.B.
TO ALL FRATERNAL CENTRES
14TH October 2009
Yesterday afternoon, 13th October, the Police invaded the national headquarters of the LAB trade union and arrested five activists of the Basque pro-Independence Left, among them the ex-General Secretary of LAB, Rafael Diez Usabiaga. This was all within a police operation in which a total of ten people have been detained.
This attack seeks to criminalise political and trade union work within the Basque Country.
>From the Headquarters of LAB we rededicate ourselves to the trade union struggle in defence of the Basque working class and in the Right which our nation has to decide its own future. Our best response is to continue working and in struggle.
Alongside this message we send a communication directed at all trade union centres and fraternal organisations.
• We seek the setting free with immediate effect of our brother, Rafael Diez Usabiaga, ex-Secretary General of LAB, as well as of all the other arrested people.
• We also denounce at the same time the attack on our headquarters in Donostia/ San Sebastian and demand that there be no future attack on our headquarters.
• We call for support for the mobilisations that will take place in the coming days in the Basque Country to protest these actions.
• We seek solidarity from all trade unions of the class across the world and we ask them to send us their messages of solidarity to the following electronic address: nazioartea at labsindikatua.org
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